The Ohio pipeline continues to pay off for Mark Stoops’ Kentucky program as the Wildcats recently landed their second commitment for the 2021 recruiting cycle.

Kentucky’s latest win on the recruiting trail comes as Mason, Ohio, native┬áPaul Rodriguez has announced his pledge to join the Kentucky football program. Rodriguez announced his decision on Wednesday.

“First off, I want to thank all my family, coaches and teammates for pushing me to be the best I can be,” Rodriguez said in his commitment statement. “I also wanted to thank all the other coaches who took time and really invested in me. I am glad to announce that I have verbally committed to the University of Kentucky.”

Rodriguez joins linebacker Devon Williams as a member of Kentucky’s 2021 recruiting class. Both of Kentucky’s two early pledges for the class hail from Ohio and were recruited by associate head coach and recruiting coordinator, Vince Marrow.

The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Rodriguez is rated as a three-star prospect and the nation’s No. 63 offensive tackle recruit in the nation by 247Sports Composite Rankings. He currently holds scholarship offers from Iowa State, Maryland, Rutgers, Purdue, Akron, Cincinnati, Bowling Green and Kent State, among others.

To get an idea of the caliber of prospect Kentucky is getting in Rodriguez, check out his junior season highlight reel.